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No, David! by David Shannon

No, David! (1998)

by David Shannon

Series: David (1)

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In this book about a boy name David and he does things that aren't very good but then he learns it hurts peoples feelings and he changes his actions.

Age: 4 to 7 year olds
Source: Pierce College Library
  Brittrachinski | Mar 22, 2017 |
This book is about a boy that does not listen to his parents and does everything that he is told not to do. In the end he is told by his parents that they do love him.
  jzsolorzano7 | Mar 19, 2017 |
"No, David" is a story that shows children that no matter what they do their parents will alway love them. An amazing idea to put in a children's book! This book will have the reader laughing and thinking all the way through. ( )
  Christopher_279 | Mar 16, 2017 |
I liked this book for several reasons. First I liked the illustrations. The illustrations enhanced the story to make it humorous for the reader. For example on one page the writing says, "No David!" and you see him reaching for a cookie jar, which every kid can relate to. I also liked the character, David. Because David is so relatable, I think it makes the story even better because when David is constantly told no, he continues to do other things anyways, which every child seems to do. For example he is first told "No David" then "No No No" then, "Come back here David" and so on, yet he just finds more trouble to get into. The big idea of this story is even when your mom keep telling you no, at the end of the day she still loves you no matter what. ( )
  Jclark36 | Mar 15, 2017 |
This book is about David who keeps getting in trouble, but is reminded at the end of the book that he is loved by his mom no matter what he does. This book is a good example of realistic fiction because young kids are told often by their parents no and not to do something, but they must be reminded that they're loved.
  Khegge15 | Mar 13, 2017 |
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The story "No, David!" is a story about a little troublemaker named David. David gets in all sorts of trouble and tends to break everything in his home. However, his parent(s) reaction and discipline for his bad behavior is just "No, David!" David sees no wrong in his misbehavior, but finds it fun and entertaining for him. Does David learn his lesson and starts to behave? Read and find out. This is a great story to read to children who struggle to pay attention in class. It is an easy read with simple and repetitve text.
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Parents will be quick to jump to the conclusion that there can be nothing appealing in a tale of an ugly kid who breaks things. And certainly--from that adult perspective--there's something off-putting about the illustrations of David, with his potato head, feral eyes, and a maniacal grin that exposes ferociously pointed teeth. But 3- and 4-year-olds see things differently, and will find his relentless badness both funny and liberating. "No, David," wails the off-stage mother, as David reaches for the cookie jar. "No! No! No!" as he makes a swamp out of the bathroom. "Come back here, David!" as he runs naked down the street. Each vivid double-page illustration is devoted to a different youthful indiscretion and a different vain parental plea. Readers will be amused to know that the protagonist's name is no accident: award-winning writer-illustrator David Shannon wrote the book after discovering a similar effort that he had made, again with himself at the center of each drawing, at the age of 5. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr

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A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

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